January 4, 2017 - Issue: Vol. 163, No. 2 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 1st Session
101ST PENNSYLVANIA FARM SHOW; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 2
(House of Representatives - January 04, 2017)
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[Pages H87-H88] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 101ST PENNSYLVANIA FARM SHOW (Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to talk about the Pennsylvania Farm Show that opens this weekend in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This weeklong event is the largest indoor agricultural expo in the country. It showcases 6,000 animals and thousands of agricultural exhibits. There will be a Member listening session on Saturday, January 7, at 1:30 p.m. Proudly, Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway and I have organized a public forum for Members to hear directly from farmers and farm families. [[Page H88]] We invite all Members of the House to join us at this tremendous expo that celebrates Pennsylvania's rich history and the agriculture industry. We will tour the show and visit various exhibits. Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding will also join us. Agriculture is the number one industry in Pennsylvania and generates nearly $6.9 billion in agricultural cash receipts. Almost half a million jobs are tied to this industry in the Commonwealth. This show has been widely attended for generations. In fact, this year marks the 101st show. Come join us Saturday in Harrisburg as we celebrate the prominence of the agriculture industry in Pennsylvania and its importance to this Nation. We hope to see you there. ____________________